Happy 1st Birthday Son!
Son, even though you don’t know how to read or how to use the internet, I wanted to use my blog to wish you a happy 1st birthday. Your mom and I love you very much. We had a great time celebrating your birthday tonight at Chuck E. Cheese. You won’t remember all the fun stuff we did tonight so someday, when you’re older, we’ll look at the pictures from tonight and I’ll tell you all the stories.
I’ll tell you about how I had more fun playing video games than you did. Arctic Thunder was my favorite game of the night. Even though I kept trying, I couldn’t do better than 5th place:
I’ll tell you about how you and mom came in dead last in the horse racing video game because mom was so worried that you were going to fall off the saddle that she forgot to push any of the buttons:
Son, your mom and I were filled with so much joy as we reflected on your first year of life. As we thought about you we found that we had so much to thank God for. Someday I’ll tell you about it. And I’ll tell you about how during the last 2 miles of our drive home your mom and I turned our praises into prayers, praying that from an early age God might open your eyes to who he is. We prayed aggressively. We prayed, like we always do, that while you’re still a young boy God might see fit to open your eyes to his holiness and glory, to the reality that you’re a sinner in need of a Savior, and to the good news of the gospel–that God’s Son has lived a sinless life in your place, died a painful death on the cross in your place, and rose again from the grave so that you might place your faith in him and enter an eternal relationship with a father who is far better than me, your Heavenly Father.